If you are a victim of female incontinence, you know how embarrassing this condition can be. It affects many women as they approach menopause, although some will begin to experience this problem after childbirth, especially if they have had more than one child. When you experience female incontinence, you have trouble controlling your bladder. You experience sudden urges to go to the bathroom that may not give you time to get there before you have a leak. Leaks are common after laughing, coughing or sneezing. It can make you feel like you are at wit’s end. You may think that the only thing you can do is start wearing disposable underwear. It’s enough to make you feel really depressed. Before you throw in the towel, consider your options to help you to effectively deal with your condition.
Our team at South Lake OB/GYN would be happy to help you deal with your female incontinence. We understand that treatment for this condition is not one-size-fits-all. We may incorporate medication, behavioral changes, physiotherapy or injections into your treatment plan, depending on the situation. In severe cases, surgery may be conducted.
Kegel exercises, in which you tighten the opening of the vagina various times throughout the day, may help you to improve your bladder control. You may find that there are other types of exercise that are beneficial as well. Talk to our medical professional to find out what you can do to improve your condition.
If all else fails, surgery may be the answer. If your pelvic muscles have weakened, your bladder can start to droop. This can result in female incontinence. A simple sling can be inserted in order to lift up your bladder and hold it in place so that you no longer have embarrassing leaks.
The only way to find a solution for female incontinence is to seek help. Don’t ignore your problem or simply try to live with it. Set up an appointment at South Lake OB/GYN in Clermont to discuss your problem. Our medical professional will examine you and discuss the symptoms that you are experiencing. At that point, we can get to the bottom of why you are feeling the way that you do. You can explore all of your options and settle on the best treatment plan for you. Once you begin some type of treatment for female incontinence, we will monitor your progress. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!